Following my time in Darmstadt, I was forced to leave the Schengen region because I had been there for far to long [Schengen Region is the coalition of countries that make up most of the EU]. I decided that Istanbul, Turkey sounded like a very romantic place for me to head off to by myself and get into something I had no idea of!
Turkey was busy. It was very… I want to say sandy-feely. I spend a little time on one of the Princes Islands basking in the sun and swimming in what I thought was the Mediterranean, but it was just the Sea of Marmara.
This is Part I of a two part series (Part II here).